2019 Dorothy Clarke Wilson Peace Writing Prize Announced
The topic for the 2019 Dorothy Clarke Wilson Peace Writing Prize has been announced by The Wilson Center. Applicants are asked to reflect on the following quote, taken from an address given by the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, in 1962:
“God grant that the people of good will will rise up with courage, take over the leadership, and open channels of communication between races, for I think that one of the tragedies of our whole struggle is that the South is still trying to live in monologue, rather than dialogue, and I am convinced that men hate each other because they fear each other. They fear each other because they don’t know each other and they don’t know each other because they don’t communicate with each other, and they don’t communicate with each other because they are separated from each other. And God grant that something will happen to open channels of communication, that something will happen because men of good will will rise to the level of leadership.”
More information about the Peace Writing Prize, writing instructions, and the full application can be found here.